Camarillo Ventura County Star (Newspaper) - August 10, 2007, Camarillo, California J IL MOVIE REVIEW I El MAGICAL RESULTS is a fairy tale for WORKPLACE ATTIRE HAS BECOME MORE BUT YOU SHOULD STILL KEEP THE FLIP FLOPS FOR THE BEACH STORY I Dl Mostly sunny I h High of 73 at the 88 C8 Aug. 10,2007 RA COU N T Y eSTAR Ventura Edition Did you feel Some of our readers Here are a few of their comments from com. Log on to our site to read You'll also find links on earthquake earthquake reminded me of the Northridge I didn't know if I should stay in bed or was dead asleep when I woke up to the I lay too lazy to get up and protect myself under a sturdy take earthquakes over tornadoes any 4.6 earthquake shakes the region centered near Simi is called minor no injuries reported By Tony An earthquake rattled Ventura and Los Angeles counties early Thursday rousing residents from their sleep and leading to the temporary closure of a bridge in Santa The magnitude 4.6 temblor struck just before 1 a.m. and was centered about 4 miles northwest of Chatsworth and 7 miles east of Simi according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Shaking was felt from Santa Barbara to Three aftershocks were ranging from magnitude 1.6 to magnitude 1.8. There were no reports of injuries or major The quake woke many people and set off car and home alarms in Los Angeles and Ventura There were also reports of window rattling and items falling off shelves at homes and was a strong said Pattie Burch of Thousand who said See EARTHQUAKE on A8 Army boosts perks to recruits Wartime ranks need to be filled By Kimberly The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Need a down payment for your home? Seed money to start a The Army wants to if you're willing to join Despite spending nearly billion last year on recruiting bonuses and Army leaders say an even bolder approach is needed to fill wartime Under a new men and women who enlist could pick from a of including up to tax-free that they accrue during their career to help buy a home or build a Other options would include money for college and to pay off student A review of the increasingly aggressive recruiting offerings found the Army is not only dangling more rewards but also loosening rules on age and weight education and drug and criminal It's all part of an Army effort to fill its ranks even as the percentage of young people who say they plan to join the military has hit a historic percent by the Pentagon's own surveying - in the fifth year of the Iraq In the Army failed to meet its recruitment target for the second month in a although it apparently met its See RECRUITMENT on A9 A select few More than a quarter of ages 17 to 24, are qualified for military recruitment in the U.S. Eligibility for military age 17-24 eligible and available to recruit 15% - enrolled in college 11% physical 39% 17% Criminal record 9%- Dependents 6% Low aptitude 3% House Armed Services Committee AP Hot commodities ' ' - Photos by Chuck Star staff Vendor Kaycee of demonstrates how to sling the Amazing Superfly a hot seller at the Ventura County from Superfly corn on the cob and chamois mops are among the popular items at the Whimsical to practical notions at the fair Cindi Brouwer was sold even before Timothy Benner started his demonstration of the washable Dirt at the Ventura County Fair one day this I'll she said almost as she took out her payment card to shell out the for a set of three friend has and they actually owner of Gold Coast Gymnastics in said the lint remover is one of the hottest products at the Ventura County of things are selling like Benner The Fresno resident said he has sold about See COUNTY FAIR on A8 Related stories Young artist awarded prize for work created while in the Bl i Today's Bl Online A extra r A reporter with the band of his youth in a video at Ventura U.S. home loan crisis batters markets Biggest decline since February felt globally and Mark Landler New York Times News Service Turmoil in the home loan market ricocheted from the United States to Europe and back again Thursday as stocks on Wall Street suffered their biggest one-day decline since reflecting growing concerns about tightening credit Big losses on packages of American home loan securities sold to investors turned up unexpectedly in French and Dutch banks adding to worries at hedge funds and financial institutions around the With trillions of dollars of securities those announcements raised expectations that more problems may soon emerge in other unlikely places as The spreading fears forced the European Central Bank the Federal Reserve See STOCKS on A8 DOW JONES BY THE NUMBERS Thursday 13,652.33 13,270.68 13,270.68 Wednesday 13,695.82 13,484.79 13,657.86 Last 52 weeks 14,021.95 on July 17 10,661.15 on Jan. 20, 2006 Democrats are losing ground with Latinos By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Democrats hold an edge with Hispanics in national but growing tendency to register as independents and split their Related vote between parties is ing Republican prospects for Story 2008. Democrats Younger and face sharp Latinos in particular questions offer fertile ground for the Say marriage new data And while no one suggests Republicans have become the party of choice for the nation's Democrats have been gradually losing Democrats began in the 1980s tp slowly lose Latino said Antonio president of the William C. 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